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(B+) Tadpole

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MPAA Rating:     Audience: Mature High Schooler
"Tadpole" is as slight and charming as the title character, a 15-year-old prep school kid named Oscar (played by 25-year-old Aaron Stanford) with a crush on his stepmother.

Oscar comes home ...

(B-) Take Me Home Tonight

Genre: Romance
MPAA Rating: R     Audience: Adult
This is the movie John Cusack never made, a loving tribute to the 1980's and especially to the music and movies of the era from "Say Anything" to "Fast Times at Ridgemont High." "Take Me Home Tonig...

(B) Take the Lead

Genre: Musical
MPAA Rating: PG-13     Audience: Middle School
It never fails.

No matter how many times rap songs win the Oscar, no matter how many years have passed since Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers were at the top of the box office as they danced ...

(C) Takers

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MPAA Rating: PG-13     Audience: High School
Why make a movie with so many first-rate performers and give central roles to people who cannot act and have no star power on screen? For the answer, read the credits. Rap star T.I. and R&B star ...

(B) Taking Lives

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MPAA Rating:     Audience: Mature High Schooler
Illeana Scott (Angelina Jolie) is an FBI profiler who immerses herself in her cases. She eats alone in an elegant hotel room, staring at photos of crime scenes and corpses. When construction equi...

(B-) The Taking of Pelham 123

Genre: Remake
MPAA Rating: R     Audience: Mature High Schooler
This third version of the story of a hijacked New York subway car may be superfluous but it still delivers some zip thanks to Tony Scott's music-video flash and even a bit of heft thanks to Denzel ...

(B-) Taking Woodstock

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MPAA Rating: R     Audience: Mature High Schooler
This is a movie about what went on in the community near Woodstock while the concert that would forever be known by that name was happening. And a happening. In other words, this is a footnote mo...

(B-) The Tale of Despereaux

Genre: Family Issues
MPAA Rating: G     Audience: Kindergarten - 3rd Grade
The visuals are rich and inviting but a complicated three-part story makes an uneasy transition to screen for the well-loved book by Kate DiCamillo. Sigourney Weaver narrates the story, beginning ...

(C) Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby

Genre: Sports
MPAA Rating: PG-13     Audience: High School
When we've seen Will Ferrell run around naked, how much fun is it to see him run around in his underpants?

The disappointment of this movie is not that we don't see enough of Will Ferrell. ...

(B) Tamara Drewe

Genre: Romance
MPAA Rating: R     Audience: Mature High Schooler

You might think that in a movie called "Tamara Drewe," the character named Tamara Drewe would be the protagonist. She isn't. You might then think she could be the primary antagonist creating t...

(C-) Tammy

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MPAA Rating: R     Audience: Mature High Schooler
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(B+) Tangled

Genre: Musical
MPAA Rating: PG     Audience: Kindergarten - 3rd Grade

Disney has taken a 200-year-old story from the Brothers Grimm and made it just modern enough, sassy without being snarky, fresh and contemporary without any po-mo air quotes. It's the classic f...

(B+) The Tao of Steve

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MPAA Rating:     Audience: Mature High Schooler
Dex (Donal Logue) is a fat, irresponsible, pot-smoking slacker with no ambition. But he is so charming that women cannot resist him. And neither can the viewers. Dex may have no ambition, but he...

(A-) Tarnation

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MPAA Rating:     Audience: Mature High Schooler
Jonathan Caouette, "Tarnation's" director/writer/producer/cinematographer/ composer/editor and leading man, took home movies and other family memorabilia, added some cultural flotsam and jetsam, ra...

(B+) Tarzan

Genre: For the Whole Family
MPAA Rating:     Audience: Kindergarten - 3rd Grade
Disneys latest animated epic owes as much to The Lion King and the tale of the ugly duckling than to the Johnny Weissmuller live-action series or the Edgar Rice Burroughs novels. Like The Lion King...

(B) Taxi

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MPAA Rating:     Audience: Middle School
"Superman has kryptonite," explains Washburn (Jimmy Fallon), showing that even the greats have their weaknesses. "Indiana Jones has snakes. Whitney Houston has Bobby Brown." (Ba-dum-pump) He migh...

(A-) Teacher's Pet

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MPAA Rating:     Audience: Preschool
The animated television series "Teacher's Pet" makes a fast, fresh, tuneful, and funny feature debut that will entertain its fans and amuse their families.

Spot (voice of Nathan Lane) is a ...

(B) Team America: World Police

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MPAA Rating:     Audience: Mature High Schooler
Trey Parker and Matt Stone, the team behind "South Park," take such pleasure in being naughty that it makes their work more silly than smutty. It's all just too cheerful to be shocking, even with ...

(C) Tears of the Sun

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MPAA Rating:     Audience: Mature High Schooler
This movie feels like a script written for John Wayne that someone finally got around to filming 40 years later without any sense that times have changed. There are some good action sequences, but ...

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(B-) Ted

Genre: Gross-out
MPAA Rating: R     Audience: Adult

(C) Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Genre: Talking animals
MPAA Rating: PG-13     Audience: 4th - 6th Grades
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(A) Tell Them Who You Are

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MPAA Rating:     Audience: Mature High Schooler
A young man sees someone he would like to meet, but he is shy and unsure of how to approach him. His father pushes him, saying, "Tell them who you are." What he means is, "Tell them you're my son....

() Telstar's 50th Anniversary -- and My Dad

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(C) Tenacious D in: The Pick of Destiny

Genre: Musical
MPAA Rating: R     Audience: Mature High Schooler
If you're going to make an unapologetic slob/druggy/rock and roll comedy it has to be snark-free, without a hint of irony. Self-deprecation is welcome, but winking at the audience spoils the effec...

(A) The Terminal

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MPAA Rating:     Audience: Middle School
One of the most enduring themes in fiction is the journey. From The Odyssey and the search for the holy grail to to The Wizard of Oz, The African Queen, and Finding Nemo, the story of hero...

(A-) Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines

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MPAA Rating:     Audience: Mature High Schooler
Fasten your seatbelts: The Terminator is back.

The new model has lots of upgrades, lots of new powers and some interesting new shapes. These changes lead to surprising plot twists and some ...

(B) Terminator: Salvation

Genre: Series/Sequel
MPAA Rating: PG-13     Audience: Mature High Schooler
How can you have a war between humans and machines when the line between them is hard to find? In the first three Terminator movies, cyborgs from the future were sent back in time to prevent fut...

(C+) Tex

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MPAA Rating:     Audience: Middle School
Plot: The only one of the popular S.E. Hinton books to be filmed by Disney, this is a bit glossier than the two directed by Francis Ford Coppola ("The Outsiders" and "Rumble Fish"), but still a ver...

(C+) The Texas Chainsaw Massacre

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MPAA Rating:     Audience: Mature High Schooler
There is absolutely no need for you to read any further than the title of the film if you are not a fan of slasher flicks. If you are a fan, than this is a solid enough, if derivative, scare-fest ...

(A-) Thank You for Smoking

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MPAA Rating: R     Audience: High School
Michael Kinsley famously said that the crime in campaign finance is not what's illegal -- it's what's legal. That also applies to campaign finance's even sleazier cousin, lobbying.

Lobbyis...

() Thanksgiving and Hannukah! Together Tonight!

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[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pl55YT7j5GU[/youtube] Enjoy! They won't be on the same day again for about 70 thousand years....

(C) That Awkward Moment

Genre: Romance
MPAA Rating: R     Audience: Mature High Schooler
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(F) That's My Boy

Genre: Gross-out
MPAA Rating: R     Audience: Adult
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(B+) There Will Be Blood

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MPAA Rating: R     Audience: High School
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(A+) The Thief and the Cobbler

Genre: Musical
MPAA Rating:     Audience: Preschool
This neglected but absolutely delightful animated musical (released in theaters as "Arabian Knight") is a must for family viewing.

A shy cobbler and a plucky princess save ancient Baghdad in ...

(B+) The Thing About My Folks

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MPAA Rating:     Audience: Mature High Schooler
You never know."

What does that mean? Of course you never know, but why would someone adopt that as an all-purpose rejoinder?

Writer/producer/actor Paul Reiser has a good feel for the...

(B) Think Like a Man

Genre: Romance
MPAA Rating: PG-13     Audience: Mature High Schooler
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(B) Think Like a Man Too

Genre: Series/Sequel
MPAA Rating: PG-13     Audience: High School
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(B) The Third Testament

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MPAA Rating: R     Audience: Mature High Schooler

The discovery of a Third Testament leads to a mystery -- a whole series of them -- in this ambitious, intricately constructed film from first-time writer-director Matt Dallman.

Caroly...

(A-) Thirteen

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MPAA Rating:     Audience: Mature High Schooler
They say that the two worst years of a woman's life are the year she is 13 and the year her daughter is.

We get to experience both at once in this film about a 7th grader named Tracy (Evan ...

(A+) Thirteen Days

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MPAA Rating:     Audience: Middle School
For once the tag line has it just right: "You'll never know how close we came."

It may seem like a movie script, but it really happened. American planes took photos of Soviet missiles in Cu...

() This American Life: Live "Invisible Made Visible" Show Available Online and on DVD

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Radio you can watch – that’s the idea. On November 15th, 2012, the public radio show This American Life will release a video of a two-hour episode entitled “The Invisible Made V...

(C-) This is 40

Genre: Series/Sequel
MPAA Rating: R     Audience: Adult
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(B+) This is It

Genre: Musical
MPAA Rating: PG     Audience: Middle School
"This is It" is here to rescue us from the tabloids and remind us what true star power looks like. There are moments of aching sadness as we get a behind-the-scenes look at the concert tour that n...

(B-) This is Where I Leave You

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MPAA Rating: R     Audience: Mature High Schooler
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(C-) This Means War

Genre: Spies
MPAA Rating: PG-13     Audience: High School
In the world of this film, American spies work in stylish and luxurious L.A. offices and live in cool apartments that look like the ads in Maxim with people toasting each other with expensive vodka...

() This Week on DVD

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DVD pick of the week: The Grace Card This unpretentious but sincere film about the power of anger and th...

(C+) Thomas and the Magic Railroad

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MPAA Rating:     Audience: Preschool
The beloved PBS series about the little blue train and his friends moves to the big screen with a story that will please its many fans, though they might find it a little hard to follow. Even adul...

(C+) The Thomas Crown Affair

Genre:
MPAA Rating:     Audience: Mature High Schooler
This is the movie equivalent of a beach book, a glossy story about beautiful, wealthy, people that not only doesn't require much thinking but actually repels it. Think too much (They allow briefcas...

(B) Thor

Genre: Superhero
MPAA Rating: PG-13     Audience: Middle School
The original Hammer is here.  Thor, Norse god of thunder and lightning (and the source of the word "Thursday"), star of Marvel comics written by Stan Lee and his brother Larry Lieber and memorably...

(B+) Thor: The Dark World

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MPAA Rating: PG-13     Audience: Middle School
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(C-) A Thousand Words

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MPAA Rating: PG-13     Audience: High School
"A Thousand Words" was filmed four years ago, when George W. Bush was President and a joke about the massive popularity of Hannah Montana was timely.  Four years later, it is being not so much rel...

(C+) The Three Lives of Thomasina

Genre: For the Whole Family
MPAA Rating:     Audience: Kindergarten - 3rd Grade
Plot: The story takes place in the Scotland of 1912. Mary MacDhui (Karen Dotrice) is a little girl whose mother has died. She loves her cat Thomasina more than anything in the world. Her father And...

(D) The Three Stooges

Genre: Remake
MPAA Rating: PG     Audience: Middle School
I believe it was the great philosopher Curly Joe who first said that you cannot step in the same stream twice.  And perhaps it was Shemp who said that you can't go home again.  Okay, that was the...

(B+) Thunder Soul

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MPAA Rating: PG     Audience: Middle School
A real-life "Mr. Holland's Opus," this is the inspiring story of a dedicated teacher who transformed the lives of his students and the gathering 35 years later, when he was 92 years old, to perform...

(B+) Thunderbirds

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MPAA Rating:     Audience: Kindergarten - 3rd Grade
There are two kinds of people in the world, the people who know the 1960's British television show "Thunderbirds" well enough to hum the theme song and those who say "who?"

The show was eno...

(C) Thunderstruck

Genre: Stories About Kids
MPAA Rating: PG     Audience: Kindergarten - 3rd Grade
This "Freaky Friday" with basketball keeps throwing airballs. » Read Review

(C+) The Tigger Movie

Genre: Talking animals
MPAA Rating:     Audience: Preschool
What is a family? Is it people who look like us? People who like the same things that we do? People who always have time for us? Tigger learns something about what family really means in this pleas...

(B) Till Human Voices Wake Us

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MPAA Rating:     Audience: Mature High Schooler
Two kinds of audiences will appreciate this movie. The first are those who will be so taken by the flashback scenes of first love between two bright, engaging 15-year-olds that they will be willin...

(B+) Tim Burton's Corpse Bride

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MPAA Rating:     Audience: 4th - 6th Grades
It's the details that matter in this movie more than the characters, the story, or even the music, all blander than in writer/director Tim Burton's first claymation movie, » Read Review

(B+) The Time Machine

Genre:
MPAA Rating:     Audience: Middle School
In honor of this year's B-Movie celebration, the DVD pick of the week is one of the films they are showing at the festival, the classic George...

(C) The Time Traveler's Wife

Genre: Romance
MPAA Rating: PG-13     Audience: High School
Books and movies are two very different modes of expression. Books tend to be more subjective and internal, focusing on what the author or characters think and feel. Movies are usually better at ...

(C) Timeline

Genre:
MPAA Rating:     Audience: Middle School
Hollywood sometimes seems to operate under some unnamed Law of Plots, where certain themes and stories must be recycled on a schedule so predictable that it makes the daily orbit of the Earth aroun...

(B) Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy

Genre: Spies
MPAA Rating: R     Audience: Mature High Schooler
There are spy stories with glamor and chases and explosions and answers.  And there are spy stories like this one, murky, gritty, grubby, complicated.  The brilliant » Read Review

(B+) Titanic

Genre: Tragedy
MPAA Rating:     Audience: Middle School
Classic Greek tragedies explored the theme of hubris as human characters dared to take on the attributes of the gods only to find their hopes crushed. This is a real-life story of hubris, as the sh...

(B) Titanic 3D

Genre: Romance
MPAA Rating: PG-13     Audience: Middle School
Classic Greek tragedies explored the theme of hubris as human characters dared to take on the attributes of the gods only to find their hopes crushed. This is a real-life story of hubris, as the sh...

(C) TMNT

Genre:
MPAA Rating: PG     Audience: Kindergarten - 3rd Grade
They're teenagers, they're mutants, they're ninjas, and they're turtles.

Up from the sewers by way of some handy toxic waste, those Renaissance-named, three-fingered, ninja-fighting, pizza-e...

(B) To Rome With Love

Genre: Romance
MPAA Rating: R     Audience: Mature High Schooler
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(B) To Save a Life

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MPAA Rating: PG-13     Audience: High School
Whose life does the title refer to? "To Save a Life" begins with a funeral, a tragic loss of a high school kid who committed suicide because he felt isolated a...

(B-) To the Wonder

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MPAA Rating: R     Audience: Mature High Schooler
Director Terrence Malick has made a movie for those fans who loved "Tree of Life" but thought it was too linear and easy to follow. » Read Review

(B) Toast

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MPAA Rating:     Audience: Mature High Schooler
"Being normal is overrated," a young boy's friend assures him.  "You'll probably turn out to be very interesting." He was right.  British chef and food writer » Read Review

(A+) Tom Thumb

Genre: For the Whole Family
MPAA Rating:     Audience: Kindergarten - 3rd Grade
The fairy tale about the boy no bigger than a thumb is brought to life with former gymnast Russ Tamblyn as the title character. Tom is as irresistibly charming as his "Very Own Song," one of many c...

(B-) The Tooth Fairy

Genre: For the Whole Family
MPAA Rating: PG     Audience: 4th - 6th Grades
Cute kid + The Rock in a pink tutu = movie deal. After the success of The Game Plan, Dwayne Johnson (nom de wrestling:...

(C) Torque

Genre:
MPAA Rating:     Audience: Mature High Schooler
Ford (Martin Henderson) comes back to town with a score to settle and a woman to win back, just like a cowboy in an old western. Only in this movie, instead of horses, there are motorcycles, very ...

(B+) Total Recall

Genre: Science-Fiction
MPAA Rating: PG-13     Audience: High School
Will the 2012 version of the story inspired by Philip K. Dick's "We Can Remember it for You Wholesale<...

(A-) Touching the Void

Genre:
MPAA Rating:     Audience: Mature High Schooler
Repeat after me: "We know they survived because they are up on the screen telling the story." You'll need to hold onto that thought tightly to get you through this almost unbearably tense re-enact...

(C) The Tourist

Genre: Thriller
MPAA Rating: PG-13     Audience: Middle School
Behind this forgettable trifle are some very talented people, all punching below their weight when they're not just calling it in. The screenplay is by Julian Fellowes ("Gosford Park"), Christophe...

(B-) Towelhead

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MPAA Rating: R     Audience: Adult
Alicia Erian's semi-autobiographical novel about a young girl coming of age has been brought to the screen by writer/director Alan Ball, whose "American Beauty" and "Six Feet Under" explored the da...

(B) Tower Heist

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MPAA Rating: PG-13     Audience: High School
If the Occupy Wall Street crowd decided to make it movie it would be "Tower Heist," the story of 99%-ers stealing back from a 1% guy what he stole from them. Alan Alda has a lot of fun playing a...

(F) Town and Country

Genre:
MPAA Rating:     Audience: Mature High Schooler
Part Woody Allen-style mid-life crisis movie, part old-fashioned, door-slamming bedroom farce, part "let's laugh as rich folks mess everything up while we enjoy looking at their beautiful homes and...

(A+) Toy Story 2

Genre: Superhero
MPAA Rating: G     Audience: Preschool
Wow.

WOW!

"Toy Story 2" is stunning, witty, exciting, enchanting, and very moving. Amazingly, it is even better than the sensationally entertaining original.

The animation i...

(B+) Traffic

Genre:
MPAA Rating:     Audience: Mature High Schooler
A hard-line judge is selected as the President's new general in the war on drugs. Front-line cops in Mexico and the US go after the small-time distributors and try to make cases against the source...

(C+) Training Day

Genre:
MPAA Rating:     Audience: Mature High Schooler
Denzel Washington has a coiled, controlled energy that puts tremendous power behind his coolness and grace. That quality works well for him when he plays good guys, adding complexity and ambiguity...

(B) Traitor

Genre: Thriller
MPAA Rating: PG-13     Audience: High School
A timely story, some welcome complexity, and a compelling performance elevate this story of terrorism above the usual bang-bang. Don Cheadle plays Samir, a person of interest being tracked by the a...

(C) Transcendence

Genre: Thriller
MPAA Rating: PG-13     Audience: Middle School
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(B+) Transformers

Genre: Thriller
MPAA Rating: PG-13     Audience: Middle School
The surprising transformation here is not from machines into enormous robots but from a modest Saturday morning » Read Review

(B-) Transformers: Age of Extinction

Genre: Series/Sequel
MPAA Rating: PG-13     Audience: Middle School

(B) Transformers: Dark of the Moon

Genre: Superhero
MPAA Rating:     Audience: Middle School
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(C) Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen

Genre: Series/Sequel
MPAA Rating: PG-13     Audience: High School
Oh, dear. #TransformerFail I truly loved the first Transformers movie. It was everything you need in a big summer explo...

(B+) The Transporter

Genre:
MPAA Rating:     Audience: Mature High Schooler
Pure popcorn pleasure, this is a heady combination that is half testosterone, half attitude, and all action. "The Transporter" really delivers.

Don’t pay much attention to the plot – no...

(B) Transporter 2

Genre:
MPAA Rating:     Audience: Mature High Schooler
Silly but stylish, this sequel to The Transporter is, like the original, all about the chases and fight scenes. It's about the usual for a sequel -- 2/3 of the quality of the original, but like it...

(B-) Transporter 3

Genre: Series/Sequel
MPAA Rating: PG-13     Audience: High School
Frank Martin (Jason Statham) is in the transport business. If he accepts the job he guarantees delivery with three rules: once the deal is made, no details may be changed, no names provided by eit...

(B+) Treasure Planet

Genre:
MPAA Rating: PG     Audience: Kindergarten - 3rd Grade
If “Treasure Planet” is not Disney at its best, it is still Disney at its still-pretty-much-better-than-anyone else, and well worth a look with this 10th anniversary re-release. It is based on ...

(A) A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

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MPAA Rating:     Audience: 4th - 6th Grades
Plot: Francie Nolan (Peggy Ann Garner), an imaginative and sensitive girl, lives with her family in a Brooklyn tenement. She adores her father, Johnny (James Dunn), a dreamer with a drinking proble...

(B+) The Tree of Life

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MPAA Rating: PG-13     Audience: High School
On those dark nights of the soul, when we consider not just life but Life, and Meaning, and our place in the cosmos, our lives don't play out in our minds in sequence.  Images and snatches of...

() Tribute: Nick Ashford and Jerry Lieber

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We mourn the passing of two greats who contributed to the soundtrack of our lives.  Nick Ashford, with his partner Valerie Simpson, wrote some of Motown's most romantic and best-loved hits, includ...

(C) Tristan + Isolde

Genre: Romance
MPAA Rating: PG-13     Audience: Middle School
Tristan and Isolde have suffered enough. This movie feels like overkill.

Oh, their legend will survive. But this classic comics-style perfume commercial of a re-telling will not.

...

(B) Tristram Shandy: A Cock and Bull Story

Genre:
MPAA Rating: R     Audience: High School
When in the depths of winter the dregs of the cinematic year limp into theaters, some audiences long for the more cerebral fare of spring or fall. “Haven’t we seen this plot before?” becomes...

(C+) The Triumph of Love

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MPAA Rating:     Audience: Mature High Schooler
Once upon a time there was a princess. She discovered that she was not the real princess after all. Her late father had imprisoned the real king and queen. All were now dead, but the real rulers...

(B) Tron: Legacy

Genre: Series/Sequel
MPAA Rating: PG     Audience: Middle School
Here's all you need to know about the stars: Jeff Bridges and Bruce Boxleitner return as Kevin and Alan and their avatar/doubles, CLU and Tron. They are joined by Garrett Hedlund as Kevin's son, S...

(B+) Tropic Thunder

Genre: War
MPAA Rating: R     Audience: Adult
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(B) Trouble With the Curve

Genre: Sports
MPAA Rating: PG-13     Audience: High School
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(B) Troy

Genre:
MPAA Rating:     Audience: Mature High Schooler
The Iliad begins, "Sing, O goddess, of the anger of Achilles." It is a story about love, honor, betrayal, fate, ambition, and of course, hubris. And it is the adventure of the best warrior ...

(A-) True Grit

Genre: Western
MPAA Rating: PG-13     Audience: High School
In a remake of the John Wayne classic that is truer to the Charles Portis book, the Coen brothers have made their most sincere film yet, a western as spare and yet majestic as its unspoiled landsca...

(B+) The Truman Show

Genre: Satire
MPAA Rating:     Audience: Kindergarten - 3rd Grade
Truman Burbank (Jim Carrey) is an insurance salesman who gradually realizes that everyone around him is part of an elaborate "show," and that every aspect of his life has been orchestrated and broa...

(C+) The Trumpet of the Swan

Genre:
MPAA Rating:     Audience: Kindergarten - 3rd Grade
Most of E.B. White’s elegant language is missing and the animation is nowhere near the Disney level, but the new animated version of "Trumpet of the Swan" (G, some tension and peril) is still a v...

(D) The Truth About Charlie

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MPAA Rating:     Audience: Mature High Schooler
I can’t figure out how a studio decided to take "Charade," one of the world’s most delectable movies, and remake it without a single one of the ingredients that made it great. The dreamy theme...

(B+) Tuck Everlasting

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MPAA Rating:     Audience: 4th - 6th Grades
Disney has made a lovely film version of the book that is a perennial middle-school favorite.

Angus Tuck (William Hurt) tells rich, overprotected Winnie Foster ("Gilmore Girls’" Alexis Bled...

(A) Tupac: Resurrection

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MPAA Rating:     Audience: Mature High Schooler
This mesmerizing documentary about the late rap star Tupac Shakur makes clear what a talented performer and vibrant presence he was, even for audiences who don't listen to rap music and aren't quit...

(F+) Turistas

Genre: Thriller
MPAA Rating: R     Audience: Mature High Schooler
The growing trend in horror is to be as disgusting as possible — the story need not be involved, as long as it includes some form of stainless-steel torture and preferably five to six young backp...

(C) Tusk

Genre:
MPAA Rating: R     Audience: Mature High Schooler
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(D) The Tuxedo

Genre:
MPAA Rating:     Audience: Middle School
Four words I didn’t plan on saying: Bring back Chris Tucker!

The bad guy in the movie may be evil, but he doesn’t do nearly as much damage to Jackie Chan as the script does. It’s a cu...

(B-) The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1

Genre: Series/Sequel
MPAA Rating: PG-13     Audience: Mature High Schooler
In trying to balance the hopes of the passionately devoted fans of the  » Read Review

(B) The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 2

Genre: Series/Sequel
MPAA Rating: PG-13     Audience: High School
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(B) The Twilight Saga: Eclipse

Genre: Romance
MPAA Rating: PG-13     Audience: High School
Things -- and people -- heat up in this third chapter in the "Twilight" saga. Bella (Kristen Stewart) begins by quoting Robert Frost's famous poem about » Read Review

(B+) The Twilight Saga: New Moon

Genre: Series/Sequel
MPAA Rating: PG-13     Audience: High School
"You're good with weird," a character tells Bella mid-way through "The Twilight Saga: New Moon." That's an understatement. In the first » Read Review

(D) Twisted

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MPAA Rating:     Audience: Mature High Schooler
Fifteen minutes into this movie, before the very first murder victim turned up, I figured out who the murderer was. That left me the rest of the movie to ponder much more fascinating mysteries, li...

(B+) Two Brothers

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MPAA Rating:     Audience: Kindergarten - 3rd Grade
This is the story of magnificent creatures gorgeously photographed in a story that is quietly told and genuinely touching.

Two tigers meet in the jungle of Southeast Asia and are drawn to o...

(B) Two for the Money

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MPAA Rating:     Audience: Mature High Schooler
There's only one possible reason that Brandon Lang (Matthew McConaughey), a one-time quarterback with a busted knee turned 900-number sportsline win-predictor sticks around after he finds out what ...

(B) Two Weeks Notice

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MPAA Rating:     Audience: Mature High Schooler
For many of us, romantic comedies are like peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, providing comfort food and simple consistency in a messy world. We relax and enjoy the familiar experience, knowing t...

(B+) Tyler Perry's The Family That Preys

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MPAA Rating: PG-13     Audience: Middle School
Tyler Perry's latest film is more traditional and with a more consistent tone than his "Medea" movies, but it has his trademark trio: sincerity, spirituality, and story. And if he passes on that o...



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